Ray Fabi at his Euphonix System 5-MC Ton of Bricks Studio.Palo Alto, CA (August 21, 2008)–Originally a hotel then a rubber stamp factory, the 175 year-old-stone building housing Ton of Bricks Studios in the heart of old Montreal now features the latest technology from Euphonix–a 24-fader System 5-MC integrated DAW controller.
Transformed in 2004 by composer and mixer Ray Fabi into a media center for his music scoring and post-production company, the 2,500 sq. ft. studio room features a Baldwin SD-10 9-foot concert grand piano, Digidesign’s Pro Tools|HD Accel, Adgil Design Director monitoring section and EQs, and Klein & Hummel 500 digital audio monitors.
“When I designed my studio, I decided to go the Euphonix/Logic Pro route and I am very happy with that choice. I compose in Logic Pro and edit in Pro Tools. The Euphonix EuCon protocol allows that to happen with a press of a button,” said Fabi. “The fun part is going back and forth between Pro Tools and Logic without moving an inch.”
System 5-MC Bricks Studio in Montreal.Euphonix’ EuCon Ethernet protocol is the driving force behind the System 5-MC, offering simultaneous control of both multiple applications and multiple workstations. At 250 times the speed and eight times the resolution of MIDI, EuCon makes the System 5-MC integrate with modern DAWs. The control surface features 56 programmable SmartSwitches, eight touch-sensitive knobs for plug-in and VST Instrument control, and four touch-sensitive faders for accessing track levels and automation.
A television and film scorer for over two decades, Fabi’s credits include Xcalibur, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Criss Cross, Dragon and the award winning children’s series, Arthur, for which he earned an Emmy nomination. Fabi also composed Canada’s official theme song for the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games and is a 10-time SOCAN International Award winner.